West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville

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West Virginia Penitentiary Reviews
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  • I was so glad that I went for the overnight event at the West Virginia Pen. Not only was it very appropriate for Halloween, but also it was educational.  more »
  • Dark, cold, spooky and fun! My sister and I went for the overnight lockdown and what an experience!!! We had two great guides who were very informative and then we roamed the prison on our own. It was...  more »
  • The escape room was very exciting and hard to do but we very well enjoyed ourselves will be back next year to do the House of Horrors and will be back to do a walk-through of the penitentiary  more »
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  • My friend and I came here as it's been a place on our bucket list for quite some time. The prices in the gift shop and the tours were very reasonable. We did the historic tour and our tour guide Donna was very knowledgeable about the history of the Penitentiary. It was easy to tell that she has spent some time learning about the facility. The tour lasted about 90 minutes total. Pictures were allowed in the Penitentiary, which I took lots of. Overall, I would recommend​ this place to anyone interested in WV history, paranormal, or Gothic architecture.
  • One of the most phenomenal experiences of my life. Felt so much spiritual energy and personal experiences with the spirits. Do research and visit the afterlife museum to get the story's on some of the paranormal.
  • Worth every penny. The prison tour is very informative, and just an experience all in itself. The haunted house that they host here is a must visit if you're in the area for Halloween.
  • Wife and I did the Escape Room this past Friday night. We had a blast trying to escape and the staff were awesome. On Saturday, The paranormal tour guide was full of creepy information about every part of the prison. During free time to roam, we sat alone in an empty, pitch black room and heard chains hit the floor right next to us. I got up to investigate, saw no chains, or people either. Tried to mimic the sound with my keys, but couldn't do it. Super creepy! Will return for the next Escape Room.
  • Had a wonderful time. Tour guide knew what he was talking about. Made it fun for the younger kids. Would definitely go back again

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